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Disclosing privileged Energy & Environmental saving details since 1982.

Watchdog Citing Action:

Water saving action has been taken by manufacturers who see making a profit in saving water:

Have you been to any of the many men's bathrooms at the Olympic stadium in China called the Bird's Nest or perhaps at the new CitiField ballpark for the New York Mets or Dodger Stadium?

citifield waterless urinals
Above are 100% waterless flushing urinals at Citifield's new stadium for the New York Mets

The urinals in these stadiums and many other locations no longer use water to flush!
The bowl in the urinal has a container within that uses a liquid that is lighter than water. So when urine goes into the container all odor is blocked by the seal created with the liquid lighter than water staying on top.

No flushing with water at all, no splashing, and a complete 100% savings of water use for urinals! One manufacturer's estimate said that 40,000 gallons of water is saved per year at a stadium such as Citifield or Dodger Stadium. The only cost is with replacing the container after about 7,000 uses.

CONCLUDING: SO CORPORATE AMERICA - ARE YOU EVALUATING THIS CHANGE FOR ALL YOUR BATHROOMS?

What about us at home? What can we do?
And please Do Not tell me the old 1970s or 1980s conservation tips that had us putting
bricks and plastic bags filled with water into our toilet tanks!

No tips and no short cuts on this web site...
Even in the 1980s when people told us they were putting bricks in their toilet tank to displace an amount of water used to flush, we didn't support the idea. Bricks and rocks erode and crumble, water erosion is very powerful. Pieces of brick or stone would break off and clog the flushing system.

Watchdog in Action:
We also estimated that bricks (even rubber blocks that didn't erode as fast) and plastic bags filled with water used more water in the long run. The old toilet designs are not conducive to flushing with less water and many people found themselves flushing twice since the first flush didn't complete the job...
Thus using more water and not really saving.

water saving toilet

The best thing to do is go with new toilets that meet the strict flushing performance established by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) under the WaterSense program. These toilets are Pressure Assisted with compressed air within the reservoir to deliver robust flushing power and they use only 1.4 or just 1 (one) gallon of water per flush. Toilets with WaterSense labels use at least 20% less water than the standard 1.6 gallon toilets. This ratio replacement can save between 2,000 and 5,000 gallons of water per year!

The savings is far greater when compared to older toilets that use 2.5 gallons and more! Changing a toilet from the 1970s or 1980s to a HET (High Efficiency Toilet) with a 1.28 gallon use per flush can save over 15,000 gallons of water per year.

These toilets can help earn Water Efficiency points in the LEED Green Building program.

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